Kenton, Tennessee Population 2021

1,181
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Kenton is a city located in Gibson County Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 1,181, it is the 223rd largest city in Tennessee and the 9655th largest city in the United States . Kenton is currently declining at a rate of -0.59% annually and its population has decreased by -7.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,281 in 2010. Kenton reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Kenton has a population density of 604 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kenton is $52,379 with a poverty rate of 16.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $625 per month, and the median house value is $83,000. The median age in Kenton is 46.6 years, 37.6 years for males, and 50.3 years for females.

Kenton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kentonwas:

  • White: 77.61%
  • Black or African American: 20.03%
  • Two or more races: 1.01%
  • Native American: 0.84%
  • Asian: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Kenton, Tennessee is 1,181 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,195.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,281.

Kenton, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White92277.61%
Black or African American23820.03%
Two or More Races121.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.84%
Asian60.51%
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Kenton Population by Race

Kenton Population Pyramid $2021

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Kenton Median Age

46.6


Total

37.6


Male

50.3


Female

Kenton Adults

There are 980 adults, (266 of whom are seniors) in Kenton.

Kenton Age Dependency

66.4

Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Kenton Sex Ratio

Female

630

53.03%

Male

558

46.97%

Kenton Population by Age

Kenton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kenton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male20%80%
Female31.4%68.6%
Non Family55.4%44.6%
All60.7%39.3%
Married82.8%17.2%

60.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kenton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5402.260.7
Married2272.7182.8
Non Family1861.1555.4
Female1022.7931.4
Male252.9620

2.73

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Kenton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade303.29%
9th to 12th Grade10411.42%
High School Graduate48853.57%
Some College14415.81%
Associates Degree576.26%
Bachelors Degree596.48%
Graduate Degree293.18%
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Kenton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kenton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White73564085
Black1571183
Native American1010
Asian66
2+ Races33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.56%.

Kenton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,300$39,219$21,174
Less Than 9th Grade$$27,841$
High School Graduate$33,750$46,198$20,069
Some College$25,489$27,167$21,979
Bachelors Degree$$65,781$
Graduate Degree$$$44,444

$28,300

Average Earnings

$39,219

Average Male

$21,174

Average Female

Kenton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kenton Language by Age

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Kenton Language

97.64% of Kenton residents speak only English, while 2.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.57% of the population.

Kenton Language

Kenton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black23810142.44%
White922909.76%
Native1010100.00%

16.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.80%

Male Poverty Rate

19.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kenton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kenton is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kenton is White, with 9.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.80%.

Kenton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.85%
High School18.65%
Some College2.49%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Kenton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed8.95%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed3.80%

Kenton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kenton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,385$52,379
Families$45,595$53,070
Married Families$49,432-
Non Families$21,500$50,707
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Income by Household Type

Kenton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Kenton Married by Age and Sex

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Kenton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Kenton Marital Status by Race

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Kenton Marital Status

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80

Number of Veterans

80

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam42
First Gulf War18
Second Gulf War15
Korea6
World War II

Kenton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+35
65 to 7415
35 to 5415
55 to 6413
18 to 342

Kenton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White749.39%
Black63.47%

Kenton Veterans by Race

Kenton Veterans by Education

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3.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

65.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kenton Veterans by Education

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48.9%

Labor Force Participation

48.5%

Employment Rate

0.8%

Unemployment Rate

Kenton Employment by Age

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Kenton Employment by Race

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Kenton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.46%

Born in Kenton

97.81%

Native Born

2.19%

Foreign Born

1.43%

Non Citizen

0.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.81% of Kenton residents were born in the United States, with 71.46% having been born in Tennessee. 1.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Kenton Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,181-7-0.59%
20201,188-7-0.59%
20191,195-7-0.58%
20181,202-8-0.66%
20171,210-8-0.66%
20161,218-7-0.57%
20151,225-13-1.05%
20141,238-8-0.64%
20131,246-16-1.27%
20121,262-15-1.17%
20111,277-8-0.62%
20101,2850.00%

Kenton Population by Year